After more than 40 years 
as the Volunteer Center of Durham
we are changing our name to reflect
WHAT we do and WHERE we do it.

We serve All Nonprofits & Volunteers
throughout the Triangle
and now our name fits our mission!

The Center serves more than

1,090 nonprofits 10,840 volunteers
Chapel Hill
(throughout the     entire Triangle area!) 
5% Matching Challenge Donor
for all Great Human Race Nonprofits!
Agencies given until June 1 to qualify
Click here for more details
 Nonprofit Training  

Volunteer Clear 
a program of TNLVC

Information Session

Tuesday June 21 
9:00 - 10:00 AM
00 West Main Street, Durham NC

Register Here

Join us to learn about Volunteer Clear, a cost effective and constantly updated Background Check Program.

Background Screening is an important risk management tool for nonprofit organizations offering services to vulnerable individuals, However, creating, managing and updating a Background Checks program can be expensive and time consuming. Now, there is a better solution!

The Center is excited to be teaming up with First Point to offer an all-inclusive background check program. “Volunteer Clear” can be used by any of our nonprofit affiliates. We are pleased to also be able to offer KeepWatch, a Nightly Monitoring Service which screens (every 24 hours) each volunteer in Volunteer Clear. This service tremendously enhances your volunteer background check program. We alert you in real time with any violations. 

Volunteer Clear is an online platform in which the nonprofit organization OR the volunteer can process the background screening check. Each agency will have their own portal/login and can easily access records online

Cultivating Relationships, Capacity Building, and Sustainability 

July 20, 2016
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill, NC

Fee $25 per person

Grants are available to nonprofits, educational institutions, and faith-based institutions that know how and who to ask.  Learn about the grant process and how to increase your chance for success—from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a proposal.  This half-day grant writing workshop will feature: 

- Important elements of a grant
  proposal (cover letter, summary
  statement, statement of problem or
  need, objectives, evaluation, the
  budget and future funding)
- Planning and research process,
  outreach/cultivation of potential
  foundation and corporate donors
- Typical questions funders ask
- Steps after proposal submisson
  (site visits/reporting, etc.)
      Ruth Peebles, President & Founder of The INS Group, has more than 25 years experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, organizational development and project management. She is an instructor for the Duke Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and an adjunct instructor for the Master of Public Administration Program at NC State University.
Please contact Lenore if you have any questions.  
Volunteer of the Week

Sally Medling

Women and Math Mentoring

Sally Medling, the Technology Manager of Women and Math Mentoring (WAM), helps 8th grade girls to “stay on the math path.” According to her director, Tina Ewing, Sally is “invaluable” to WAM, a program that matches small groups of girls with women professionals in math-related fields. WAM focuses on girls who are in their second semester of 8th grade, encouraging them to take challenging math courses in high school. Sally spends hours each week updating and maintaining the group’s website and preparing for special events. She keeps WAM in the public eye via social media, designs promotional items, and has created policies and processes that have greatly improved communication with Durham Public Schools. Sally’s superb technical knowledge and background in engineering have made her a tremendous asset to WAM.
Thank you, Sally, for your many years of devotion to this great group!



Congratulations to our
2015 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service
This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Mary Alice Eckman

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels

Robert "Bo" Glenn

Urban Ministries


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